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Art and photography exhibition in Karori By Laura Kavanagh Art lovers are in for a treat this week. Karori Arts and Crafts is holding its annual Art and Photography exhibition from July 19 to July 26, showcasing over 100 artistic pieces by Wellington artists. Margaret Taylor of Karori Arts and Crafts says many of the artists exhibiting come from Karori but some come from even further afield in Wellington. “We have work from recreationalamateur artists through to professional and semi artists,” Margaret says. UNIQUE ART: Margaret Taylor of Karori arts and “We have some ver y talented crafts is holding one of the pieces by Julienne Bullen artists, who may not even exhibit that will be on show at the exhibition by Julienne. elsewhere,”she says. There will be a wide variety of pieces PHOTO CREDIT: LAURA KAVANAGH.
on show including realism, prints, photography, oils on a number of different subjects, which means there will be something for every taste. The pieces also range widely in price to suit every art lover. Margaret says the centre will also be running workshops where people can try out certain skills to see if they are interested in joining Karori Arts and Crafts. “We are promoting the arts classes and workshops for both children and adults,” Margaret says. Those who come along can also vote for their favourite piece, and favoured artist will win the People’s Choice Award. Morag Stokes will be judging the
pieces giving awards for best traditional, best contemporary and best photo, and prizes are sponsored by Gordan Harris. Margaret says the exhibition will be chance to get something unique and of high quality. “And you will be supporting local artists,” Margaret says. The exhibition is an annual event for Karori Arts and Crafts.
Karori Arts and Craft’s Art and Photography Exhibition, July 19 -26 from 10am to 4pm daily. 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori. Eftpos and cash available.
A view From The Bridge By Laura Kavanagh A new production of a famous Arthur Miller play tells a tale of love and respect with an Italian twist, is set to open in town. Susan Wilson is directing A View From The Bridge playing at Circa Theatre from July 19 to August 23. It will be the fifth Arthur Miler play Susan has directed at Circa, with a cast including Gavin Rutherford, Jude Gibson, Christopher Brougham, Acushla-Tara Sutton, Paul Waggott, Alex Grieg and third year drama students from Whitireia’s Stage and Screen. The story follows Italian American dockworker, Eddie Carbone, living in Brooklyn New York with his wife Bea-
trice and his orphaned niece Catherine. Eddie works, looks after his family and hopes for a better future for Catherine. When Beatrice’s Sicilian cousins enter the country illegally, Eddie welcomes them into his home, but when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, Eddie’s jealous mistrust drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. Originally written as a one act play, A View From The Bridge, was rewritten in two acts, premiering in London’s West End in 1956. Alex Greig and Paul Waggott play the two cousins, and say it has been a challenging experience getting into character. “Getting the accent and ges-
tures, there is huge cultural difference,” Paul says. Paul says the play is about honour and respect. “If you wound my pride, if I lose face, that is the greatest loss I can suffer,” Paul says. Acushla plays Catherine and says Arthur’s script is semi poetic. “All the lines have a certain rhythm,” Acushla says. “The sprinkles of poetry throughout the lines are beautifully crafted,” Acushla says. She says it is a coming of age story for Catherine, who is 17 and is just finding herself. “You start to see her age, which is both beautiful and sad at the same time,” Acushla says. “The death of naivety,” she says.
RESPECT AND LOVE: Actors from A View of the Bridge Alex Greig, Acushla-Tara Sutton and Paul Waggott are looking forward to opening night. PHOTO CREDIT: LAURA KAVANAGH.
A View from the Bridge Circa Theatre, Tues and Wed 6.30, Thurs to sat 8 pm, Sunday 4pm Tickets $25 - $46 • Bookings 04 8017992 • www. Circa.co.nz
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Published on Jul 16, 2014